Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 (The Grand Finale)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 25, 2017

Featured Readers
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Standing L-R: Jimmy Cvetic, Bart Solarczyk, Jason Baldinger, Jameson Bayles, Adriana Ramirez & Joan Bauer
Seated L-R: Kristofer Collins, Meghan Tutolo, Angele Ellis & John Korn

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A crowdsourced tableau vivant that recreates Caravaggio's Apotheosis of the Kneeling Supplicant

Jason Baldinger has spent a life in odd jobs, if only poetry was the strangest of them he’d have far less to talk about. Somewhere in time, he has traveled the country, and wrote a few books, the latest of which “The Lower 48” (Six Gallery Press) and the chapbook “The Studs Terkel Blues” (Night Ballet Press) as well as the anthologies Lipsmack! (Night Ballet Press) and Good Noise (Thrasher Press).  A short litany of publishing credits include: The New Yinzer, Shatter Wig Press, Blast Furnace, B.E. Quarterly and Fuck Art, Let’s Dance. You can also hear audio of some poems on the bandcamp website by just typing in his name.

Kristofer Collins Introduces Jason Baldinger - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download 

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Adriana E. Ramírez is a 2015 PEN/Fusion Award-winning nonfiction writer, storyteller, digital maker, and performance poet based in Pittsburgh. She teaches in the English Department at the University of Pittsburgh, co-runs the Steel City Poetry Slam, and co-founded Aster(ix) Journal. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Guernica, Convolution, HEArt, Apogee, and Nerve.com, as well as on hundreds of stages across the country. Ramirez is the author of two poetry chapbooks, The Swallows (Blue Sketch Press) and Trusting in Imaginary Spaces (Tired Hearts Press); she is also the nonfiction editor of DISMANTLE (Thread Makes Blanket Press).

Jameson Bayles is a roving correspondent for Poetrybay and was the co-curator of the 2016-2017 KC Poetry Throwdown held in Kansas City, MO. His work has been published in numerous literary journals and magazines; including Poems-For-All, Hedgerow, The Ambriel Revolution, Thirteen Myna Birds, Rusty Truck, Your One Phone Call and on Rumrazor.com. Jameson's work can be found in the collaborative reader “A Case For Ascension” (Asinimali Publications, 2015), the 2016 Hessler Street Poetry Fair Anthology (Crisis Chronicles Press) and "Delirious- A Poetic Celebration of Prince" (Night Ballet Press, 2016), "Recession In Neverland" (Paladin Knight Publishing, 2017) and his solo work "legends of doe hoe" (Spartan Press, 2017).

Kristofer Collins Introduces Jameson Bayles - Click to Play (Right-Click to Download  

Angele Ellis is an editor, poet, fiction writer, and reviewer who has authored four  books, and appeared in over fifty publications and a dozen anthologies. She is coauthor of Dealing With Differences (Corwin Press), named as a top multicultural classroom resource by The Christian Science Monitor, and author of Arab on Radar (Six Gallery Press), whose poems won her an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Spared (A Main Street Rag Editors' Choice Chapbook). Angele feels that writing and performing her work combines two of her childhood dreams--to be an archaeologist and a lounge singer. She lives in Friendship, whose Quakerly spirit soothes her hot-blooded nature.  Her most recent book, Under the Kaufman's Clock: Fiction, Poems and Photographs of Pittsburgh, Angele Ellis (author) and Rebecca Clever (photographs) was published by Six Gallery Press in 2016.

Bart Solarczyk grew up on Pittsburgh's Southside & now lives in Ross Township. His poems have recently appeared in Lilliput Review, Big Hammer, Rasputin & Nixes Mate Review. His latest chapbook, Right Direction, was published in November of 2016 as one of Lilliput Review's Modest Proposal series.

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When Meghan Tutolo isn't writing romance about Italian foods or grading essays, she can be found doodling galaxies, playing her ukulele (horribly) or spilling her guts into Moleskines. Meghan earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from Chatham University, her B.A. in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh and OCD, ADHD, etc. from genetics, probably. Her work has appeared in journals such as Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Arsenic Lobster and Main Street Rag. Her first chapbook of poems, Little As Living, was published in September 2014.

John Korn lives in Pittsburgh. He is the author of a book of poetry titled Television Farm which can be purchased on amazon.com. He has worked as a mental health social worker for many years now. He was nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, one for his poem "14 young women" and another for his poem "Yellow lamp shade head."  He didn't win either of these prizes and he is not even sure what those prizes are.

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Kristofer Collins is the Books Editor at Pittsburgh Magazine, as well as being a frequent contributor to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is the publisher of Low Ghost Press and Coleridge Street Books. He also manages Caliban Book Shop in Oakland (and owns Desolation Row Records located inside). His latest poetry collection Local Conditions was published in 2015. He lives in Stanton Heights, a hidden gem in Pittsburgh’s east end with his wife Dr. Anna Johnson and their three cats. 

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Open Mic

Jimmy Cvetic Reads Why U Hatin'?

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 (Ashburn, Norman, Peterson, Stupp & Walicki)

Hemingway's Poetry Series
July 18, 2017

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Standing L-R - Jimmy Cvetic, Walt Peterson & John Stupp
Seated L-R - Jen Ashburn, Joan Bauer, Robert Walicki & Liane Ellison Norman

Jen Ashburn is the author of The Light on the Wall (Main Street Rag, 2016) Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Chiron Review, Grey Sparrow, Lilliput Review, The MacGuffin, Nerve Cowboy, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the anthology Words Without Walls, and other journals. She completed her MFA at Chatham University in poetry and creative nonfiction, where she taught creative writing to inmates in the Allegheny County Jail. Originally from Indiana, she spent four years in Japan and greater Asia, and now lives in Pittsburgh.

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A writer since childhood, Liane Ellison Norman has published six books of poetry, four books of non-fiction, one novel and many articles and essays. Her most recent book is Way Station from Finishing Line Press.

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Walt Peterson is a writer and teacher who lives in Pittsburgh. He is on the PA. Council in the Arts artist roster and is a Fellow of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project at the University of Pittsburgh. He has won the Acorn-Rukeyser award for poetry and the Gribble Publishing award for short fiction. Currently he has work in the Indiana Gazette, the Jellyfish Review (print & on-line), Rat's A** Review and is archived in Uppagus.

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John Stupp is the author of three books of poetry. The Blue Pacific and Advice from the Bed of a Friend are by Main Street Rag. His new book Pawleys Island is published by Finishing Line Press. Recent poetry has appeared or will appear in The Greensboro Review, Poet Lore, The American Poetry Journal, Into the Void (Ireland), LitMag and Slipstream. His poem “Goat Island” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016. He lives in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. 

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Robert Walicki is the curator of Versify,a monthly literary reading series at The White Whale Bookstore.in Bloomfield. His work has appeared in The Kentucky Review, Red River Review and other journals. A Pushcart nominee, he currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015), which was nominated to the 2016 Poet's House in New York.

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Open Mic

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Jimmy Cvetic Reads Where Did I Go Wrong?

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